What is a gas fireplace like?
Hi! I grew up in a house with a huge fireplace that burned wood logs. I have since lived in homes that have had wood burning fireplaces. I have now purchased my own home and there is no fireplace and I am wanting one but don't have the budget for that and am not sure I could give up the space a regular fireplace would need. I have seen these smaller gas inserts with fireplace mantels in Lowe's etc. they also have electric(but I don't think that would be good)I was wondering how do the gas ones compare to the original wood type? Do they have a gas smell? And these all said ventless, which my husband thinks means we could easily place one on the wall of our living room. Will we be disapointed? How complicated is it for a regular person to do this? The guy at Lowe's acted like it was no big deal because you don't need a vent. Does anyone have experience or an opinion? Can I just buy the ine I want and set itup and light it? What about BTU's?